Home Instead Senior Care to hold Alzheimer’s workshops

Home Instead Senior Care, 440 River Ave., will hold Family Education Workshops for those caring for an aging parent or relative with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias.

6 to 8 p.m. today

Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias – Learn about the causes of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementias, recognize the symptoms and discover how they are diagnosed.

Understand more about the behaviors that can be caused by the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.

Capturing Life’s Journey – Discover how “Capture Life’s Journey” can help you and others provide the best care for your loved one.

Learn techniques to encourage your loved one to share their stories and memories. Become familiar with the format of the Life Journal and how to record information about your loved one’s past. Find out how to use the Life Journal in partnership with professional caregivers.

6 to 8 p.m. March 26

Techniques to handle challenging behaviors – Learn more about the challenging behaviors that may be displayed by those with Alzheimer’s or other dementias.

Discover techniques to help handle these behaviors. Determine what techniques work best to manage different types of behaviors.

Activities to encourage engagement – Learn about the benefits of staying active for a person with Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia. Learn about three types of activities – for mind, body and soul.

Discover various techniques to encourage your loved one to engage in an activity. Become familiar with activities that are suitable for late stage Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia, to stimulate your loved one’s five senses. Registration is required. For more information or to register, call 570-601-4286 or visit homeinstead.com/770.